(REUTERS) – Jeralean Talley credits her long life to her faith.
With the death this week of Gertrude Weaver in Arkansas at the age of 116, 115-year-old Ms. Talley is now reportedly the world’s oldest person.
She was born in Montrose, Georgia in 1899, one of 12 children.
She says she has never smoked or drank alcohol…and has always lived by a golden rule.
“Treat your neighbor as you want to be treated,” she says
“I don’t tell no lies on you, and you don’t tell no lies on me.”
Jeralean Taley will turn 116 on May 23rd.